Democracy Now! Wednesday, December 17, 2003
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Bush Says Saddam Should Face “Ultimate Penalty”; Vatican Cardinal Says Saddam Handled “Like a Cow”
Washington Post: U.S. Considers Expanding FBI Database
U.S. To Become More Dependent on Foreign Supplies
Ashcroft Fined For Campaign Finance Violations
Morning-After Pill To Be Sold Over The Counter
Bush Backs Amendment To Bar Gay Marriage
"His Mistreatment is Pretty Much What The Roman Emperors Used To Do To Defeated Barbarian Kings" - Francis Boyle Discusses Saddam's Capture
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announces the CIA is now heading up the interrogation of Hussein and that he is not being legally accorded prisoner of war status. We speak with professor of international law Francis Boyle.
Baker Wins Iraq Debt Relief From France & Germany As U.S. Remains Noncommittal
As Presidential envoy James Baker wins agreements from Germany and France to forgive billions of dollars in debt to Iraq, we take a look at the former secretary of state’s talks in Germany, his 1991 meeting with then-Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and how continued sanctions could have led to Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait. [includes transcript]
Spider's Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq
We hear a Democracy Now! interview from last year with global economics correspondent Alan Friedman about how the United States helped illegally arm Iraq in the 1980s in a scandal involving George Bush Sr., James Baker, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Mueller and others.
"I Plan On Starting A Revolution In The Illinois Legislature"- Former Death Row Inmate Seeks Office
We are joined in our studios by Aaron Patterson, who spent 17 years on death row for a crime he did not commit and is now running for Illinois State House. He is one of four men pardoned this past January as part of then-Gov. George Ryan’s clearing of death row in his final days in office.